Washington Post publishes stereotype laden, hate filled screed against the people of Arizona
Posted by iusbvision on January 17, 2011
This illustrates the chasm between radicalized elite media and normal people. If a Republican had dared to write a stereotype packed hate screed like this it would be national news.
Some excerpts from Amy Silverman in the Washington Post:
And the truth is that few places are as exclusionary as Arizona, where butt-kicking cowboys and Barry Goldwater politics still rule the day, where anyone of Mexican descent better follow the speed limit, or risk getting pulled over and grilled over their right to be here. We are libertarians. Stay out of our big green back yards irrigated with water we can ill afford to use. Don’t even come close. And don’t you dare ask for help.
Live here awhile, and you might realize that you haven’t met your neighbors. I’ve lived in the same house for 13 years, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been invited into a neighbor’s house. And I don’t even live in an area with particularly high walls or in a gated community.
You don’t see people sit out on the porch much. Kids certainly don’t play in the street anymore. And when we do venture outside, we climb in our cars, crank the A/C and the radio, pick up the cell and don’t even bother to honk our horns. That’s how isolated we are. [Or maybe it’s YOU Amy…. – Editor]
The sunsets are beautiful, sure. But living here can be incredibly depressing. Particularly for the people who’ve earned Arizona the nickname “the do-over state.” This is the land of fresh starts. Get divorced, move to Arizona. Lose your job, move to Arizona. Get out of jail, move to Arizona.
The Washington Post ads:
Amy Silverman is the managing editor of Phoenix New Times. She has covered Arizona for 20 years.
…. Oh really – and now for the rest of the story…..
A Washington contact tells me:
I had assumed, as I suspect many of the Post’s readership did, that Ms Silverman’s newspaper was a leading newspaper in Phoenix.
Wrong assumption! It’s essentially a flimsy free hand-out.
Wikipedia notes her newspaper was originated in 1970 by members of the Students for Democratic Society [SDS]; as some will recall, that was a radical Leftist organization of the 1960s, an outgrowth of the “Intercollegiate Socialist Society”, which published its political manifesto as the “Port Huron Statement” [drafted by none other than Tom Hayden.
“Without being Marxist or pro-communism, they denounced anti-communism as being a social problem and an obstruction to democracy.“
Amy’s newspaper touts these accomplishments
In 2004, published the home address of Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio [Arpaio is famous for his law and order campaign, and rigid, and very effective outdoor prison in which inmates must wear pink.]
In 2007, published “secret Grand Jury” information.
In 2008, she was invited to spend the day with the John McCain family to write about him and his campaign. Her story’s major emphasis was his “nervously wringing his hands during his radio interview.”
[She later learned that the hand-wringing relieved the pain in his arms which resulted from being tortured as a POW.]
Amy is a commentator for NPR, via KJZZ in Phoenix.
Thanks to the Washington Post for giving Amy national visibility so we could learn more about her and her political philosophy – and her role with NPR. We also hope to learn more about the early political affiliations of the WP editorial staff.